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Employed Worker Training

Employed Worker Training (EWT)

Did you know that 23% of the manufacturing workforce in Tampa Bay will be eligible to retire within the next 10 years?

Creating a path of continual training that includes employees of different ages can help to offset workforce loss through attrition or prepare for expanding needs. It also puts your supply of talent under your control, not subject to the unpredictability of local hiring demands. Stronger talent pipelines help companies find better qualified talent for lower costs while providing better jobs and career pathways for new graduates and incumbent employees. AmSkills' training programs align training and support to the specific needs of employers who struggle to fill high-demand jobs with local residents. 

“We have learned a lot over the past 18 months about the unique demands of the Tampa Bay market. And now with the uncertainties inflicted upon our region by COVID, it is more important than ever to help our key industries adapt and strengthen their talent pipelines to connect job and career opportunities to residents across the Tampa Bay region.”  - Dr. Byron Clayton, Executive Director of Tampa Bay Works

Our available programs:

  • Machining

    Our Machining course prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to operate Manual and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine tools including lathes, mills, precision measuring tools, and related attachments and accessories in order to perform machining functions such as cutting, drilling, shaping, and finishing products and component parts. Students will have the opportunity receive up to 9 NIMS certifications.

    Session 1: Intro to Machining
    12 Weeks (96 hours)
    1. NIMS - Measurement, Materials & Safety
    2. NIMS - Job Planning, Benchwork & Layout
    3. NIMS - Drill Press

    Session 2: Manual Machining
    12 Weeks (96 hours)
    1. NIMS - Manual Milling
    2. NIMS - Turning - Between Centers
    3. NIMS - Turning - Chucking Part
    4. NIMS - Surface Grinding

    Session 3: CNC Machining
    12 Weeks (96 hours)
    1. NIMS - CNC Programming Setup & Operations
    2. NIMS - CNC Milling
    3. NIMS - CNC Turning

  • Mechatronics

    This program is based on the PMMI Mechatronics certification tests, which are nationally, industry-accepted, third-party credentials endorsed by the National Association of Manufacturers' Skills Certification System.

    Electricity Level 1:
    12 weeks (72 hours)
    This course covers basic safety practices for voltages up to 600 volts and knowledge of voltage, current and power AC and DC circuits, circuit analysis of series and parallel loads, and basic understanding of resistors, capacitors, and inductors.

    Mechanical Components 1:
    12 weeks (72 hours)
    This certificate covers the principles and applications of the most commonly found mechanical drive components as used in packaging machinery and systems. Topics include simple mechanical power transmission devices such as shafts, belts, chains, cams and gears with an emphasis on application and troubleshooting.

    Fluid Power 1:
    9 weeks (54 hours)
    This course covers the function, operation, and application of common components used in fluid power circuits and systems. It also assess the understanding of how fluid power components and accessories are placed together to create circuits and systems for powering industrial machines.

    Programmable Logic Controllers 1:
    10 weeks (60 hours)
    This certificate covers the principles and applications of different types of logic and programming used to control packaging machinery and systems. Topics include hardware and software composition of control systems, input/output interfacing, basic logic commands and common programming instructions.

    Motor & Motor Controls 1:
    12 weeks (72 hours)
    This course covers the principles, application, troubleshooting and maintenance of rotating electrical motors and electronic motor drives as used in packaging, processing and other manufacturing environments. Topics include motor and drive safety practices; characteristics of 3-phase power systems; speed, torque and efficiency characteristics of various types of single and three phase AC motors and various types of DC motors; AC and DC motor nameplate specifications; means of starting and braking motors; DC electronics drives and AC variable frequency, and pulse width modulated electronic drives.